The trailer for Mass, the screenwriting and directing debut from Fran Kranz, debuted today.
The film captures an emotionally-charged meeting between two couples, parents of both the victim and the perpetrator of a tragic shooting that took place years ago. Kranz’ effort examines their journey of grief, anger and acceptance.
In January, Franz told Deadline about the film’s beginnings: “I remember the day of the Parkland shooting. It was February 14th, 2018. I was overwhelmed with emotion, listening to a parent that day. I also thought it was kind of strange to have that reaction because I really never responded that way to these events before. The obvious reason was that I was a father at that point.” Kranz’ daughter was 16 months old at the time.
“That set a course for the next two, three years now where I just kind of became a bit obsessive about the subject, to be honest. The catalyst was really just simply feeling incredible compassion and empathy for people directly involved in a way that I hadn’t felt before.”
Mass stars Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs, Reed Birney and Ann Dowd.
Kranz produced Mass with Casey Wilder Mott, JP Ouellette and Dylan Matlock.
Bleecker Street acquired U.S. rights to Mass after its world premiere at Sundance. A fourth quarter theatrical release is currently planned.
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